STV News at Six is to be revamped. The Scottish broadcaster will see the programme co-anchored from Edinburgh and Glasgow in the STV Central region.
STV Newsreader John MacKay (left) with STV weatherman Sean Batty in Edinburgh
“We wanted to set a new standard for Scottish news and I’m confident our reinvigorated STV News at Six will do that. The dual presentation format will deliver the combined strength of our presenters and whole team of news journalists to bring a fresh, authoritative but friendly approach to our flagship news programme.” – STV Managing Director, Broadcast, Bobby Hain
From Monday, September 10th, broadcasting live from Edinburgh and Glasgow on STV Central region, Kelly-Ann and John will share links in a dual-presented section of STV News at Six, as well as seamlessly anchoring separate sections comprising local stories, features, bulletins and sport.
They will then combine for a live interaction with STV weatherman Sean Batty, who will introduce forecasts for both east and west. Sports content will continue to be split, with presenters Paul Barnes in Edinburgh and Raman Bhardwaj in Glasgow.
STV’s HQ in Glasgow.
The broadcaster, who turned 61 yesterday, says the changes reflect STV’s vision of being ‘Scotland’s home of news and entertainment’, Laura Boyd has been appointed STV News Entertainment Reporter. In addition to delivering special entertainment coverage across platforms, Laura will bring STV News at Six viewers stories on Scotland’s vibrant culture, music and arts scene.
Viewers across STV North – formerly Grampian Television – will continue to receive their own version of STV News at Six broadcast from Aberdeen, with a bulletin for the Dundee and Tayside area.
The concept of the new format STV News at Six was designed by Senior Director John Mason.
“STV News at Six will now include more original journalism, live commentary, interaction with viewers and of course, we’ll have complementary content on our social and online platforms.” – STV Managing Director, Broadcast, Bobby Hain